Cardozo School of Law in New York City
Bringing Law To Life
Who We Are
Committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are central values at Cardozo School of Law. We strive to provide a welcoming community to all students, and we are pleased that over 35% the Class of 2026 identifies as an underrepresented minority. We also offer an educational curriculum that provides deep insight into structural racism and its impact on society, the law, and civil and criminal legal systems. The Deans Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the Associate Dean for Equity in Curriculum and Teaching and the Dean of Students lead these efforts.
Leaders in Public Service and Experiential Learning
Cardozo is ranked #11 in the country in Public Interest Law by PreLaw Magazine. Our clinics, field clinics and externships comprise one of the most robust experiential learning programs in the country.
The Innocence Project, the Civil Rights Clinic, the Perlmutter Freedom Clinic, the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, the Housing Justice Field clinic put students on the frontline of justice. The Filmmakers Legal Clinic, the Tech Startup Clinic, and the Fashion Law Practicum put students in business. Our students build connections to become outstanding lawyers.
Creative Lawyers for Creative Businesses
Cardozo's renowned Intellectual Property Program is home to: The FAME Center for Fashion, Art, Music & Entertainment Law; The Tech Startup Clinic; The Filmmakers Legal Clinic; The Blockchain Project; The Cardozo Data Law Initiative; and the Patent Diversity Project.
Faculty Gamechangers in the Real World
Professors here will know your name. They are passionate advocates teaching their students to change clients' lives, build better businesses, and fight for justice. Cardozo is ranked 33rd in the nation for faculty scholarship impact.
Photo: Max Freund Professor of Litigation and Advocacy Alexander Reinert. In 2023, Reinert was elected to the American Law Institute and helped win a historic $53M settlement (Miller v. City of New York) that will improve conditions in NY prisons and jails.
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Bringing Law to Life
Our Areas of Study
Learn more about our top-ranked programs, including coursework, clinics, externships and events.
Justice For All.
Justice For All.
At Cardozo School of Law, we believe in Justice for All. But we don’t just believe it. We practice it. Our clinical students advocate for the elderly, immigration rights, people with disabilities, children, victims of abuse, accessibility, and those who were wrongfully incarcerated.
Leaders in Dispute Resolution
The Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution
Cardozo's Dispute Resolution Program’s mission is to develop modern-day problem solvers who can skillfully use dispute resolution processes to benefit their clients and society. The Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution was one of the first alternative dispute resolution programs in the country and the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution is one of the top ADR journals in the country.
Faculty with Impact: Professor Myriam Gilles
Cardozo Life Magazine
Fall 2023 Issue - Reframing Crime & Punishment
This year's Cardozo Life spotlights our professors' hard work during the past year to fight for criminal justice reform. Learn more about the work done by the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice, the Civil Rights Clinic and more. This issue also covers:
- Alumni Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights
- Scholars Who Fled War to Find a Home at Cardozo
- Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Receiving Cardozo Peace Award
- Cardozo Faculty in the Media
- Cardozo Professors Protecting Human Rights Around the World
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